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NBCU Launches Fourth 21st Century Solutions Competition

NBC's owned TV stations and the NBCUniversal Foundation have teamed to launch the fourth annual 21st Century Solutions competition.

Non-profits are competing for $1.2 million in grants intended to "advance community-based programs in the areas of civic engagement, education, environment, jobs and economic empowerment, media arts and technology."

Submissions are open until July 3 for efforts targeted at the 10 NBC O&O markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Connecticut.

To check out the winners of last year's grants and how they are helping the NBC O&O communities, go here.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.